Beacon is the Future of Secondary Education
In recent years, a national conversation has taken place about radically changing how education is delivered to high school students. Experts have demonstrated that high school students need to learn essential skills to productively contribute to our ever-changing and dynamic world. The skills most needed include critical thinking, collaboration and teamwork, creativity, and effective communication. Students need to experience perseverance and learn from failure. They need to “engage in the doing,” connect their school work with the outside world and work on authentic problems. Teachers should tap into the intrinsic motivation of each student, excite their passions and use that as a springboard for living a meaningful life.